When: July 5th
Where: St.Martin's Griffin
Why: Series Love
How: For Review
When Dana is invited to Faerie to be officially presented at the Seelie Court, it’s no easy decision. After all, everyone knows Titania, the Seelie Queen, wants her dead. But Titania claims not to be the one behind the death threats; and her son, Prince Henry, makes the decision a whole lot easier when he suggests Dana might be arrested for (supposedly) conspiring with her aunt Grace to usurp the Seelie throne. So she and her father better do as they're told…
The journey through Faerie is long – and treacherous. Dana thought it would be a good idea to have friends along, but her sort-of-boyfriend Ethan and her bodyguard’s son, Keane, just can’t seem to get along, and Kimber’s crush on Keane isn’t making things any easier.
Arriving at Titania’s beautiful palace should be a relief. But Dana is soon implicated in an assassination attempt against Titania’s niece, and is suddenly a fugitive, forced to leave her father behind as she and her friends flee for her lives. Will she be able to prove her innocence before the forces of the Seelie Court catch up with her? Or, worse, the Erlking? And will she save her father before he pays the ultimate price in her stead?
We finally get to go into Faerie! In Sirensong, we join Dana and the gang after she is invited to the Faerie Queen's court as part of a royal invitation that she...well, isn't allowed to refuse. Even though, everyone is trying to kill her, and the faerie queen may very well fall into that catagory. I loved the entire relationship that develops between Dana and her father, and it was one of my favorites to see grow throughout the series! On the journey to court, pretty much everything that could go wrong does, including a few suprises visits from the Erkling, the man who I can't decide is GOOD or BAD.
I loved Black's writing in this, especially her descriptions of Faerie. As you all know, I love fey books, so i've heard quite a lot of descriptions about Faerie and this one sounds just as fascinating as the other one! Magic shortcuts, Stone Hedge-esque escapes, and green ladies with horrible toll payments! The setting was perfect for the next step in Dana's journey, especially since it was so tense and new to her. Traveling with the queen's son, who in turn hates pretty much everyone ever, definitely brought on a lot of questions as to who exactly her enemies were, which I love that it is never entirely clear.
Dana's character development, as well as those of Keane, her father, and Ethan, was great reading about as the entire series progresses. Dana especially, really turned into a strong and independant person, possibly even more than she was already. Ethan, as always, I loved and Keane was exactly how I expected him to be, even though he learned his lessons along the way.
Finally, the ending! I really liked it and I'm actually surprised this isn't a trilogy, since the end to Sirensong tied up very nicely and left many loose ends all tied together! But I guess we'll see what other trouble Dana gets into.